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by | November 24, 2015 | Comments

This week on streaming video, we’ve got a pair of acclaimed new television shows, a number of outstanding choices by Polish auteur Krzysztof Kieslowski, a few notable foreign films, and more. Read on for the full list.


New on Netflix:

 

Marvel's Jessica Jones: Season 1 (2015) 94%

Krysten Ritter stars in this Certified Fresh action drama as the titular superhero-cum-private eye, who faces off with a master of mind control (David Tennant) as she attempts to deal with the trauma he once inflicted upon her.

Available now on: Netflix


People Places Things (2015) 77%

Jemaine Clement and Regina Hall star in this romantic comedy about a New York graphic novelist struggling with singlehood and dating after he catches his girlfriend — and mother to their two daughters — cheating on him.

Available now on: Netflix


New on Amazon Prime

 

Let the Right One In (2008) 98%

This 2008 thriller from Sweden gave the seemingly tired vampire genre a much needed shot in the arm by effectively mixing scares with intelligent storytelling.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


The Man in the High Castle: Season 1 (2015) 95%

Amazon’s Certified Fresh adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s eponymous novel imagines an alternate universe in which Hitler and the Nazis won WWII, following the lives of a handful of Americans in a dystopian 1962.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


The Last of the Mohicans (1992) 95%

Daniel Day-Lewis stars in Michael Mann’s Certified Fresh adaptation of James Fenimore Cooper’s novel as Nathaniel Poe, a white man adopted by native Mohicans who fights alongside them during the French and Indian War of the mid-18th Century.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


Alle Anderen (Everyone Else) (2010) 90%

This German drama centers on a struggling married couple whose relationship issues come to a head when they meet another more successful couple while vacationing in Sardinia.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


Spinning Plates (2013) 85%

This foodie documentary takes a look at the innovative staff members who work at three cutting edge restaurants.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


Animals (2015) 85%

David Dastmalchian and Kim Shaw star in this drama as a homeless couple who spend their time scamming victims to feed their heroin addiction.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


Excalibur (1981) 79%

John Boorman’s fantasy drama stars Nigel Terry as King Arthur alongside Patrick Stewart, Helen Mirren, Gabriel Byrne, and Liam Neeson in an acclaimed adaptation of Thomas Malory’s collection of Arthurian legends.

Available now on: Amazon Prime


New on Fandor

 

Three Colors: Blue (Trois Couleurs: Bleu) (1993) 98%

 – Three Colors Trilogy

Krzysztof Kieslowski’s monumental Three Colors trilogy is a meditation on fate, coincidence, friendship, loyalty, and love that’s at once cosmic and intimate.

Available now on Fandor: Blue, Red, White


The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926) 100%

This German film from 1929, which is based on the Arabian Nights, is the oldest surviving animated feature film, and it’s presented on Fandor in a new restoration with a new orchestral recording of its score.

Available now on: Fandor


A Short Film About Love (1988) 95%

You should probably watch every chapeter of Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Decalogue, but if you’re in a hurry, Love and Killing each provide ample evidence of the master director’s genius.

Available now on Fandor: Love, Killing


Piccadilly (1929) 86%

The legendary Anna May Wong stars in this atmospheric, meodramatic (in the best sense) Cinderella story about a nightclub diswasher who becomes the star attraction.

Available now on: Fandor


La Double Vie de Véronique (The Double Life of Veronique) (1991) 82%

Polish auteur Krzysztof Kieslowski’s drama follows two women (both played by Irène Jacob) who were born on the same day — one in France and the other in Poland — and ended up living eerily similar and metaphysically interconnected lives.

Available now on: Fandor


Heavy Metal Parking Lot (2000) 80%

DUUUUUUUDE. You GOTTA see this movie, dude. It’s…. Dude. Just watch it.

Available now on: Fandor


Available for Purchase

 

The Second Mother (Que Horas Ela Volta?) (2015) 97%

This Certified Fresh Brazilian drama  The Second Mother tells the story of a live-in housekeeper whose cavalier daughter’s visit causes a strain in the household.

Available now on: iTunes


Victoria (2015) 81%

This single-shot, real-time drama about follows a woman whose wild night in Berlin starts at a nightclub and leads to participating in a bank robbery.

Available now on: iTunes


Goodnight Mommy (Ich seh, Ich seh) (2015) 85%

This creepy horror film about twin boys who suspect that the woman who returned to their house after facial surgery isn’t really their mother is Certified Fresh.

Available 11/20 on: iTunes, Vudu


Ricki And The Flash (2015) 64%

Meryl Streep stars as a singer who ditched her family to chase musical stardom. But with her estranged daughter in the midst of a personal crisis, Ricki heads home in an attempt to heal old wounds.

Available 11/20 on: AmazoniTunes, Vudu


Minions (2015) 55%

The movie tells the millennia-spanning story of the Minions and their supervillain servitude; special attention is paid to Minions Stuart, Kevin, and Bob, who team up with the nefarious Scarlett and Herb Overkill (voiced by Sandra Bullock and Jon Hamm) for a daring jewel heist.

Available 11/20 on: AmazoniTunes, Vudu

  • JEREMY

    Any opportunity to see JESSICA JONES is worthwhile.

    A flawed hero is more relatable these days.

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